Cerro Santa Ana
Photo by jeritson
|Range/Region:||Coastal South America|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Year first climbed:||N/A|
|First successful climber(s):||N/A|
|Nearest major airport:||Las Piedras, Edo. Falcón|
|Convenient Center:||Coro, Edo. Falcón|
Thanks to jeritson for adding this peak.
The peak Santa Ana, located in the center Paraguaná Peninsula, Edo. Falcon, Venezuela, was declared a Natural Monument, Executive Decree No. 1005, dated June 14, 1972. The peak Santa Ana is known for being the only high elevation 800m Paraguana Peninsula. At the peak Santa Ana five floors have been identified biotic as vegetation changes depending on the altitude. The first area is predominantly xerophytic acacia, cactus, prickly pears and other crops and species such as kill ring, and the lily of Mt. The second named area is made up Tropofítica taller trees such as Tabacon skirt, and andirons. In this area the climate is less hot that there has been more rainfall. The Zone, which follows is called the Cloud Forest where the trees reach a height of 15 meters because the concentration of moisture is higher, the swampy soils. Top of this forest, they call in the area of scrub Antillean, the vegetation of tall leafy trees changes smaller trees and shrubs, similar to the bush Andes. At the summit, you find the Last Biotic area or floor as Scientifically it is called. This area is the call dwarf dominated vegetation because small plants like ferns, Clusia, and the short-short (a stem and leaf Scleria cutting).
Thanks to jeritson for this description.